Women's Team

Park receives first senior England call-up

City youngster Jess Park has been called up to the England squad for the first time ahead of the upcoming international break.

The forward, currently on loan at fellow Barclays Women’s Super League side Everton, is joined by seven of her City team-mates.

Sandy MacIver, Ellie Roebuck, Alex Greenwood, Esme Morgan, Demi Stokes, Lauren Hemp and Chloe Kelly have also been given the nod by Sarina Wiegman ahead of friendlies against the United States and the Czech Republic in October.

Morgan – yet to make her senior debut - receives her first call-up in a year after being forced to withdraw following a lower leg fracture against Tottenham in September 2021.

Euro 2022 final hero Kelly, meanwhile, returns after being ruled out of the most recent World Cup qualifying squad due to a minor injury.

The Lionesses lock horns with the USA at a sold-out Wembley Stadium on Friday 7 October, with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 (UK).

Attentions then turn to the Czech Republic four days later, with the match at Brighton’s Amex Stadium also getting under way at 20:00.

England Squad in full

Goalkeepers:
Mary Earps (Manchester United), Sandy MacIver (Manchester City), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)

Defenders:
Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Lucy Parker (West Ham United), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)

Midfielders:
Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jessica Park (Everton, loan from Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Barcelona), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)

Forwards:
Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ebony Salmon (Houston Dash)

Elsewhere, Australian duo Hayley Raso and Mary Fowler have also been selected for the Matildas’ upcoming friendlies, but Alanna Kennedy misses out through injury.

The City pair face South Africa on Friday 8 October at 12:30, before a trip to the Viborg Stadium to lock horns with Denmark in a 17:00 kick-off on Tuesday 11 October.

There was good news for Julie Blakstad too, who will join up with Norway when they face Brazil and the Netherlands across the international break on Friday 7 and Tuesday 11 October respectively.

She will lock horns with City team-mate Kerstin Casparij in the latter of those two fixtures, with the defender also facing Zambia on Thursday 6 October in a 17:45 kick-off.

You can find out how each of our City stars get on during the international break right here on mancity.com and the official Man City app.

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